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Old 03-10-2008, 07:08 AM
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I took my truck over to my cousin's yeaterday to rotate the tires. We were breaking the lugs loose on the pass side front and using a digging iron to hold the tire in place so I could use a breaker bar (impact wouldn't touch the lugs since they were so tight). We noticed when he put the iron under the tire to hold it, he could move the wheel in and out (hold the tire at 12:00 and 6:00 pushing towards the motor on the top and towards to ground on the bottom) The lugs were still tight when this happened. When we tried it on the driver side, the wheel wouldn't budge. We took the wheel off and I was able to do the same when I grabbed ahold of the rotor. What would cause this? This would explain the noise I hear if a take a turn too sharp and fast I would hear a clunk but the truck never acted funny when driving
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:19 AM
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Does it make a noise when you apply your brakes? I really can`t help with your problem but I will tell you that I had my brakes redone on the front and the guy didn`t put locktight on the bolts that hold the rotors (can be seen from the back of the wheel hub) and they backed out so I suppose you could check those. (two bolts on ea. side in back of hub). Maybe a tech will be along shortly. Good luck.
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:23 AM
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I would say ball joints(upper). When i worked on Mercedes Benz's for 2 years, thats textbook signs....
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Ball Joints!
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Old 03-10-2008, 07:37 AM
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I would say ball joints(upper). When i worked on Mercedes Benz's for 2 years, thats textbook signs....
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Ball Joints!
Thanks for the info guys... Are they something that are generally expensive? Where are they located?
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its either Ball joints or wheel bearing assembly.
Have someone move the wheel and see if you can see movement in the ball joints, it's the wheel bearing assembly.
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its either Ball joints or wheel bearing assembly.
Have someone move the wheel and see if you can see movement in the ball joints, it's the wheel bearing assembly.
Yep, If the rotor moves like a see-saw (fulcrum is hub) then its ball joints... If it slides in and out (horizontal) its bearings... good luck!
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